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CNN
Dec 15, 2011 5:00am EST
." >> moments ago, u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta arrived in baghdad to participate in the formal end to u.s. military involvement in iraq. we want to take you now live to baghdad, where you are looking at live pictures of the casing of the colors ceremony in the iraqi capital. it has been almost nine years since the u.s. invaded that country. and in that time, at least 128,000 iraqis have been killed in conflict situations. more than 4400 u.s. troops have also died. and now at this very moment,ed american military command in the country is closing a chapter in the history of both iraq and the u.s. armed forces with this somber ceremony. it is such a big contrast to the explosions that marked the beginning of the war in iraq, back in march of 2003. >> now, this moment does, in a very real sense, mark the end of a difficult period, not only for the u.s. military, but for the people of iraq. damon has covered the key moments of the iraq war and joins us from baghdad. you know, arwa, you've seen it all. i was there with you for some of it. and looking on, you realize the tremendous s
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2011 2:15am EST
in the u.s. from the mid 19th century onward but even before that, europeans had turned it for centuries. >> always through panel all? >> there was a lot of talk of going in and through nicaragua or mexico, but for a lot of reasons the french seized on the idea of a panel and the united states debated about going to nicaragua but some earthquakes and the fact the french had dons some construction work in panels ;s;ç that a better approach.;ç;s >> when did the french get started, how far did they get and white and a complete? >> the french construction project was a very traumatic. they faced a lot of problems that was in the early 1880s and went through much of that decade. they faced a lot of problems the united states just because the united states project cleared a few decades later the united states was able to overcome some of the problems the french had faced read >> such as? >> the french didn't have as good of technological development as the u.s. had to read the had much more trouble in terms of disease by the time he and the united states project began in the early
PBS
Dec 8, 2011 7:00pm PST
says is a downed u.s. stealth drone. if true, this would be a rare chance to examine u.s. military technology. the plane is believed to be an rq-170 stealth craft. it shows no significant damage to the streak. iran announced on state media had shot down on unmanned u.s. spy plane that entered over its eastern border with afghanistan. u.s.-led international afghanistan forces admitted an unmanned drone was missing. iran's foreign ministry denounced the intrusion to the swiss ambassador, who represents u.s. interests in the country. >>> a move follows last month's report by the international atomic energy agency t said iran's nuclear program could have military applications after the country tested explosives that could be used to trigger nuclear weapons. jap japan has decided to strengthen its current financial sanctions and apply further pressure on iran in coordination with other countries including the u.s. and britain. the two have already announced new sanctions. japan's added sanctions would freeze assets of 106 organizations and one individual suspected of ties to iran's nucl
KCSMMHZ
Dec 18, 2011 5:30pm PST
>>> last good-bye, the last u.s. troops pull out of iraq. residen residents wonder, what's next? the final convoy of u.s. soldiers stationed in iraq has left the country. american forces flooded in nine years ago. tens of thousands of iraqis died in those years in attacks by the americans and militants. here's a report from baghdad. >> reporter: u.s. troops have been stationed in iraq since 2003. at one point, 170,000 soldiers were deployed in the country. the last unit crossed the border into neighboring kuwait on sunday. in baghdad, people expressed mixed feelings about the departure. >> translator: i'm pleased. all iraqis hated the occupati occupational forces. >> translator: i'm so worried about security. i wonder if we can continue the security forces now. >> reporter: in iraq, more than 100,000 are said to have died in acts of battles and terrorism. 54-year-old says he was suppressed under saddam hussein's rule and says he had high hopes for the future immediately after the u.s. invasion. >> translator: i thought iraq would be a better country when hussein fell. i hope the
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2011 8:00am EST
u.s.. it is two hours and 10 minutes. >> good morning. the service of bailout of public and private programs. hour hearing today is what the euro crisis means for taxpayers and u.s. economy. this is the first of two hearings. we have an additional hearing tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in this room with the new york fed governor. new york fed president, represented from power central-bank right downtown and represented from the treasury as well. it is the tradition of this subcommittee to read the mission statement oversight and government reform committee. we exist to secure two fundamental principles. americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent and second americans deserve an efficient government that works for them. their duty on the oversight reform committee is to protect these rights. our stalin responsibilities to hold government accountable to taxpayers. taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. we worked tirelessly in partnership with citizen watchdogs to deliver facts to american people and bring genuine reforms o
WHUT
Dec 12, 2011 6:30pm EST
leave the country. but can the u.s. be influential without having boots on the ground? >> present! >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery where thousands of americans who died in iraq are buried. today, they honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, and warning to iraq caused powerful overbearing neighbor iran. >> just as iraq has pledged not to interfere with other nations, other nations must not interfere in iraq. iraq's sovereignty must be respected. >> the prime minister acknowledged american concerns of iran. >> we will not allow iran to interfere. >> president obama has kept a promise on iraq. america's military involvement is at an end. the troops are nearly all home. about 6000 remain there, but they will be leaving soon. the massive u.s. embassy remains in baghdad. we should expect a lot of engagement that we will not necessarily hear about. and on the aid and training programs galore. otherwise, the americans are leaving behind this fragile fractious democracy where terrorism still lurks. just a week ago, a vicious sectarian bombing killed
PBS
Dec 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
in august, of course, s&p downgraded the u.s. credit rating it has now put 15 european union countries on woorning for a possible credit rating. overall government finances throughout the world and the developed world seem to be under significant pressure. do you see that changing over the next year? >> i don't see the pressure on the developed markets changing. i think that we're in for a long slog ahead of us and it could be that government bonds will no longer be a aaa asset class. >> tom: certainly that's the case neither u.s. and possibly in europe. john, we appreciate the analysis. john chambers tonight, with the major indices were higher more analysis? bob doll, chief equity strategist at black rock. hi, bob, nice to have you with us. >> good evening, susie. >> susie: all right so, what is your take on this s&p announcement? >> look, i think they're doing what they have to do. there are stresses and strainings and the situation continues to worsen. and as a result they can't stand by and watch so they put these things on codity watch, i think should be no surprise. the
CNN
Dec 2, 2011 4:00am EST
>>> i'm zain vergee at cnn in london. here are the top stories. u.s. legislators have approved measures stopping u.s. companies from doing business with iran's central bank. they're punishing iran over its nuclear weapons program and for storming the british embassy in tehran. white house officials caution it could backfire because it will push up oil prices and do better to deter iran's nuclear ambitions. >>> aung san suu kyi says she's confident the country is on the road to democracy. she spoke to reporters after holding a second round of talks with hillary clinton. the u.s. secretary of state has called myanmar's reforms a positive step. she warned they need to make more changes before the u.s. will consider restoring diplomatic relations. >>> jipgs wi s -- the militarys of egypt say they won't be ready until does he or sunday. >>> democrats and republicans say an extension of the payroll tax cut will help the economy but can't agree on how to pay for it. the senate shot down proposals brought by both parties forcing more negotiations. those are the top stories from cnn, th
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2011 2:30am PST
ceremony. what this means is the u.s. military command in iraq is closing down. it means that the only mission left in this country is to pull out the some 4,000 american troops that remain in iraq, but the military command, the iraq war as we have known it for the last nine years, is ending right now. there are a speech going on by the defense secretary. they've been talking about the accomplishments that have been made. they've been talking about how saddam hussein, a dictator, a tyrant, has been toppled and that iraq now has the opportunity to build a new future. it's very different, however, from what we're hearing when we speak to iraqis off military bases like this one. what we're hearing from iraqis is that they are very worried about their future. yes, saddam was a tyrant, he was removed, but they worry that sectarian tensions could come back to the forefront, that the civil war that iraq lived through and struggled through in 2006 and 2007, might return again, although they're not exactly sure in what form. iraqis are very nervous as the u.s. military command, as you said, jus
PBS
Dec 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
britain in a new european treaty, then i wouldn't agree to it. >> tom: u.s. stocks surged on news of the european plan. >> i think there's a willingness on the part of the investors that are in the market to want this market to go higher year- end. and, i think when they get an opportunity to buy stocks and there's a reason to do so, they do. >> tom: it's "nightly business report" for friday, december 9. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. a new day and new deal for europe, but it's still not perfect. european leaders wrapped up a crucial summit agreeing on a plan to resolve the debt crisis. all of the european union countries agreed on the historic treaty. but tom, britain refused to go along. >> tom: susie, britain didn't want to give up economic control to a central european authority, but the agreement would bring other eurozone countries together to coordinate economic polices. here are the highlights of today's deal: it imposes tougher rul
CBS
Dec 22, 2011 7:00pm EST
than three years. >> suzanne: but one place likely to see big job cuts-- the u.s. military. with the iraq war winding down, thousands of military jobs could disappear over the next few years. it's "nightly business report" for thursday, december 22. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. susie is off this week. my colleague suzanne pratt is with us tonight. suzanne, after weeks of deadlock, it looks like we could finally see a deal on extending the payroll tax cut. >> suzanne: tom, it came late today with house speaker john boehner agreeing to another vote on the senate's plan for a two- month extension. if that vote fails tomorrow, payroll taxes will go up january 1 from just over 4% to 6.2%. >> tom: that works out to a difference of about $40 a week for most workers. >> you know, when everybody called for a one-year extension of the payroll tax deduction, when everybody wanted a full year of extended unemployment benefits, we were
PBS
Dec 22, 2011 7:00pm PST
than three years. >> suzanne: but one place likely to see big job cuts-- the u.s. military. with the iraq war winding down, thousands of military jobs could disappear over the next few ar it's "nightly business report" for thursday, december 22. this is "nightly business rt" with s gharib and tom hudson. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. susie is off this week. my colleague suzanne pratt is with us tonight. suzanne, after weeks of deadlock, it looks like we could finally see a deal on extending the payroll tax cut. >> suzanne: tom, it came late today with house speaker john boehner agreeing to another vote on the senate's plan for a two- month extension. if that vote fails tomorrow, payroll taxes will go up january 1 from just over 4% to 6.2%. >> tom: that works out to a difference of about $40 a week for most workers. >> you know, when everybody called for a one-year extension of the payroll tax deduction, when everybody wanted a full year of extended unemployment benefits, we were here fighting for the right things. it may not have been po
WHUT
Dec 22, 2011 6:30pm EST
than three years. >> suzanne: but one place likely to see big job cuts-- the u.s. military. with the iraq war winding down, thousands of military jobs could disappear over the next few ar it's "nightly business report" for thursday, december 22. this is "nightly business rt" with s gharib and tom hudson. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. susie is off this week. my colleague suzanne pratt is with us tonight. suzanne, after weeks of deadlock, it looks like we could finally see a deal on extending the payroll tax cut. >> suzanne: tom, it came late today with house speaker john boehner agreeing to another vote on the senate's plan for a two- month extension. if that vote fails tomorrow, payroll taxes will go up january 1 from just over 4% to 6.2%. >> tom: that works out to a difference of about $40 a week for most workers. >> you know, when everybody called for a one-year extension of the payroll tax deduction, when everybody wanted a full year of extended unemployment benefits, we were here fighting for the right things. it may not have been po
PBS
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
u.s. dollar. shares in kommetzbanc gave up 8% after they reveal the day had been undergoing with talks between the german government on state aid. they want to avoid a state aid and desperately need to look raise 5 billion euros in fresh capital by mid 2012 to meet the new rules set by the european banking authority. germany's second-largest bank was able to raise a similar amount from shareholders in june with write-downs on greek sovereign debt and tougher capital rules. the italian banks did not do well in the latest round of stress tests carried out by the european banking authority. lenders say that they are considering legal action to dispute the results. they say that 65 european lenders will need to further increase their capital reserves amongst signs that the debt crisis could worsen. the italian banks have been told that they need to raise capital levels by 15 billion euros. it reported capital shortfall of 8 billion euros. we stay in italy, where thousands of workers were on strike to protest the government's planned austerity measures. the prime minister insists that
CBS
Dec 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
into baghdad unannounced for his own safety to hand over the u.s. military headquarters to iraq. what began in 2003 as an effort to overthrow saddam hussein became a vicious religious war, pitting iraqi against iraqi, with the u.s. caught in the middle. today, the violence has subsided, and iraq is the only arab democracy, but the future remains uncertain. jim axelrod was with the u.s. invasion force in 2003, and he's back there today. >> reporter: at camp victory, the u.s. military headquarters in iraq for nearly nine years, vice president biden paid tribute to the nearly 4500 u.s. troops who lost their lives here. >here. , and the more than 40,000 wounded. >> because of you and the work of those of you in uniform have done, we are now able to end this war. >> reporter: neither side would call it a handover ceremony but that's exactly what it was. this is the last night u.s. troops will sleep at camp victory. beginning tomorrow, the iraqis will control it. 13,000 u.s. troops remain in iraq. that number will be zero in three weeks, if the plan holds. the main worry here is that
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
. i would like to ask mr. dudley, what would be the impact on the u.s. economy and american taxpayers if europe experiences a deep depression? >> thank you for the kind words. if you point to a deep recession there would be significant consequences for the united states would the first would be in terms of our ability to sell goods and services to europe. we would have trouble exporting to europe and that would have consequences for employment and manufacturing in the united states. the second transmission channel would be the u.s. banking as we discussed earlier. u.s. banks have a large exposure to europe. the european economy is doing very poorly as you suggest, clearly that would put stress on u.s. banks, capital and liquidity so that could have implications for credit availability in the united states. third, if europe were to go into a deep recession this will also be quite challenging for financial markets for the u.s. equity market and other financial markets so that also would have negative consequences to household wealth, consumer confidence and also affect the u.s. economy.
CNN
Dec 12, 2011 11:00am EST
u.s. troops are going to be out of iraq by the end of the month. >>> president obama accuses republicans of playing politics now with the economy. this in an interview, cbs's ""60 minutes"," the president challenges the political partisanship. he says republican strategy cuts him off at the knees. >> i think the republicans made a different calculation, which was, you know what, we really screwed up the economy. obama seems popular. our best bet is to stand on the sidelines because we think the economy will get worse and at some point just blame him. so we haven't gotten the kind of engagement from them that i would have liked. >>> all right. a lot of political buzz this morning that's centering on the weekend's gop debate. it was one to watch. at one point mitt romney criticized the frontrunner, newt gingrich, as being a political pro. then he markets himself as an outsider. this is an exchange, have you to see this, gingrich snapping off a comeback. >> we have differences of viewpoint on some issues, but the real difference, i believe, is our backgrounds. i spent my life in
WETA
Dec 27, 2011 6:30pm EST
think the u.s. markets will be hostage to what's going on in europe, or will we be able to decouple from the europe crisis. >> i don't think it's possible to totally decouple. the u.s. has out performed most of the major benchmarks around the globe. the dow is up, and the s&p and flat. most european indices are down. and the u.s. can outperform and probably will, but unless you fix the crisis this europe, it's hard to think that anything can go up largely. >> susie: so what's your prediction for the new year? will the european policy makers come together and fix that crisis? >> i don't think so. i'm sor tow say it, but i think politicians and politicians are politicians, and policy makers are policy makers, and there's too much to deal with on a macro basis. maybe there will be little ideas. here's something we can do and something else we can do, but when all is said and done, this is a huge problem. it doesn't meat fixed overnight, and the chances are that the key glue that needs to come together to really fix this problem is not likely coming any time in the year future. >> susie
SFGTV2
Dec 7, 2011 3:00am PST
resource center, who was trying to help low- income immigrants adjust to life in the u.s. new life after amnesty, a lot of people were not able to immigrate because of a lack of money. still to this point, i see a lot of immigrants who want to get their work permits. i ask them how long they have been here. sometimes they have been here since the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's. a lot of them are elderly who are ready to retire. i had 165-year-old man who is alone, no family -- a 65-year- old man who is alone, no family here, but he does not have any papers to get that social security that he has contributed to for 30 years. he will be homeless after working for many years. i faced this situation with my clients a lot. i help low income people. sometimes it is very difficult. sometimes i think about how small the world is a and i see how immigration laws are changing. immigration rates started about 40 years ago and i started to see my client to come to me. my husband has been here 10 years and all of a sudden, his employer is asking for a work permit. we have two children. we just bought a
CNN
Dec 4, 2011 2:30pm EST
sources as saying the u.s. drone was seized after minimum damage, but since that announcement we've gotten a response from nato with a possible explanation. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr is joining us right now on the phone from washington. barbara, what is this news about the unmanned plane? >> well, here's the latest we know, fredricka. nato authorities and u.s. authorities in afghanistan have issued a statement saying that, indeed, a drone went missing late last week over the afghan/iran border. so that, of course, eastern iran, western afghanistan. this drone, as all drones are, on an intelligence gathering mission. what the u.s. and nato will not say is that it was shot down by iran. they say it has gone policing, they believe it has gone down. they believe this may well be the drone that the iranians are talking about, but they also say that the crew operating the unmanned drone, had reported a loss of flight control, a loss of control, and ability to guide the drone and that it drifted. so their working theory at this point, if the iranians are telling the truth ab
NBC
Dec 22, 2011 5:30pm PST
day in iraq. days after the u.s. pulls out, a wave of attacks claims dozens of lives with no american troops around to help keep the peace. >>> cash flow. mitt romney says the barrage of attack ads pummelling newt gingrich are out of his control, but are they really? tonight we are on the money trail. >>> swap and shop. in this sluggish economy, pawnshops are booming these days as last-minute bargain hunters go in search of gifts. >>> and making a difference. the extraordinary thing one family did for another after seeing their story on our broadcast. seeing their story on our broadcast. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while life in this country has gone on as it always seems to despite what's happening in washington, over the past few days the capitol has been consumed in gridlock over a payroll tax increase that was coming in the new year. it's the kind of gridlock we have seen a lot of lately, only this one ended a bit differently and it ended just tonight. the president today said enough is enough and he threw dow
KCSMMHZ
Dec 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
we have seen in the u.s.? >> it looks like the ecb is not even going to go there. the president appears cautious about buying more of the region's government bonds. he told reporters thursday he is surprised by market speculation that ecb may increase its bond purchases. market participants are reportedly concerned the european debt woes may engulf italy and the bailout fund may run short of money to buy up government bonds. he stopped short of declaring the central bank would step up sovereign bond buying when prices decline. >> i was kind of surprised by the implicit meaning given not by all the press but some to the other elements would follow. >> on the same day, ecb policy makers decided to cut key interest rate by a quarter percentage point, bringing it down to 1%. it was intended to prevent the debt crisis from eroding the economy. following the statement by the ecb chief, yields on italian bonds jumped in the european markets overnight. the yield on italy's ten year government bonds shot up to the upper 6% level, while the yield on spain's ten year bonds rose to the high
SFGTV2
Dec 15, 2011 3:00am PST
one told them it would take 10 years to get it. my grandmother is a u.s. citizen and today my parents and my sister, my entire family here are citizens. i am the only undocumented in my family. that is because immigration officials refused to follow the law. i will explain why. it took so long to get my parents residency that i aged out. they do not care when you turn 21. they tell you to get in the back of the line. even waiting nine years, they are asking me to go to the back of the line again. i will be 23 by the time i can immigrate to the country legally. in the meantime, growing up, my parents had no idea this would happen. i graduated from college with a bachelor's in political science with a master's i as well. we fought hard to stay in the country. according to the law of the land, i am supposed to be able to use my old date for filing for immigration to the country, but so far immigration is refusing to let me use that old date, so i am in a month now. i cannot go back to fiji because i would have a 10-year ban on me. my mother has a small cleaning business she need
PBS
Dec 15, 2011 5:00am EST
of almost 4,500 american soldiers and cost the u.s. around a trillion dollars. earlier, fort bragg in north carolina, president obama welcomed home some of the last troops to return. he admitted that the new iraq was not perfect, but insisted that the country was now stable and self-reliant. steve kingston has this. >> packing up and heading for the exit, the last of the american troops in iraq. today their flag will be ceremonyly lowered. after almost nine years, the mission is over. many iraq veterans were still in school when it all began, but fort bragg in north carolina, service was saluted by the commander in chief. >> we're leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-republican linet iraq with a representative government that was elected by its people. we're building a new partnership between our nations. and we are ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. this is an extraordinary achievement. >> he did not declare victory, in stark contrast to a predecessor whose moment was painfully premature. the iraq war may have begun with a devastating
PBS
Dec 22, 2011 4:00pm PST
u.s. forces from the country. the future does not look good parent of the dangerous political crisis has developed between the shi'a prime minister and sunni vice president. -- the future does not look good. a dangerous political crisis has developed between the shi'a prime minister and sunni vice- president. today, the violence returned with a bombing that killed nearly 70 people and injured 200. this is a stark reminder of the dark days of war and sectarian conflict. >> it was a reminder of the horrors of the past and a warning of what might loom ahead. at the height of rush hour, 14 blasts across baghdad. the targets were 2 meters, the anti-corruption agency, even a kindergarten. this is the imagery of and iraq to cast backwards. people in golf by violence once again. in this home, a sleepy family was blasted into wakefulness. -- people surrounded by violence once again. >> my baby was sleeping in her bed and shards of glass fell on her. why don't we have safety and stability? >> suspicion is falling on the sunni extremists of al qaeda in iraq. during the insurgency, the violence
CNN
Dec 1, 2011 1:00am PST
withdrawal of nearly all u.s. troops left in the country. vice president joe biden is joining officials on thursday which will honor troops from iraq and the co-lags who fought during nine years of war. elsewhere in iraq police say ten people were killed and 30 wounded when a car bomb was blown up at an outdoor village market, 75 kilometers north of bagdad. in a separate incident, seven people were killed when a gunman struck a town. when he meets with the eu foreign ministers thursday, hague shutdown the embassy and expelled diplomats in response to an attack on demonstrators on tuesday. he says iran should be ashamed of failing to protect britain's interest. >>> today is the 24th annual world aids day. people, organizations and retailers are working together. in 2010 34 million people have the virus, nearly 17% than a decade ago. i'm zain verjee and "world business today" starts now. >>> it's 9:00 a.m. in the morning here in london. a very good morning to you. i'm nina dos santos. >> it's 5:00 p.m. in hong kong. good afternoon. i'm andrew stephens. you're watching "world business today,"
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